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Mathias Jäger

Mathias Jäger has a PhD in astronomy and a passion for science communication. This brought him from the macro to the microworld.

mathias.jaeger@embl.de

Articles by Mathias Jäger

The image shows a larva of Platynereis dumerilii, a marine worm. The body of the worm is shown in grey. Muscle strands are coloured in red. The muscles of one individual strand are highlighted in different, brighter colours.

Muscular worm larva

The image shows a larva of Platynereis dumerilii, a marine worm. The image here was produced by Constantin Pape, a visiting predoctoral fellow in the…

By Mathias Jäger

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The Logo of the ALPX company.

ALPX – smart crystallography

The CrystalDirect® technology, combined with the web-based CRIMS software enable a fully automated, remote-controlled protein-to-structure…

By Mathias Jäger

Lab Matters

The rainbow pride flag hanging in front of the Advanced Training Centre at EMBL Heidelberg. Picture taken in summer 2020.

Pride at EMBL

EMBL brings together more than 1700 people from all over the world, from a variety of academic and cultural backgrounds. This creates an environment…

By Mathias Jäger

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Beekeeper checking one of the hives near the Adacned Training Centre at EMBL Heidelberg.

Busy bees at the ATC

Local beekeeper Jörg Staffel has set up three bee colonies on the grass slope in front of the ATC…

By Mathias Jäger

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77% of the life science institutes are shut down. 57% of the asked scientists lost up to 6 months of work. 66% use the extra time for career development. 18% now take part in COVID-19 research. 30% have so far attended a virtual conference.

EMBL survey studies effects of COVID-19 pandemic on life scientists

Jan Korbel and Oliver Stegle have performed a survey of fellow life scientists to learn how the current crisis, with partial or complete…

By Mathias Jäger

Lab Matters

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Life sciences open their doors for engineers

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory has secured 6.8 million Euros funding from the European Commission to launch a unique training programme.…

By Mathias Jäger

Lab Matters

Blood pressure drug improves response to cancer therapy

Scientists discovered that antihypertensive agent alters the tissue characteristics of colon cancer metastases. This "stiffness" of metastases has an…

By Mathias Jäger

Science

Organelles in space

This image is a 3D-rendering of the automatic segmentation of a HeLa cell, made by Julian Hennies from the Schwab team at EMBL…

By Mathias Jäger

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Novel method sheds new light on tumour-suppressing RNA

Researchers from EMBL Grenoble have developed a way to visualise large RNAs in 3D using biochemical and structural biology…

By Mathias Jäger

Science

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